In this file photo, former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter campaigns for then-candidate Phil Bredesen at the TriCities Airport in Blountville, Tenn., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002. (AP Photo/ Earl Neikirk)
published Monday, April 4th, 2011
Ned McWherter, a one-time factory worker who became a millionaire businessman, speaker of the state House and then a two-term Democratic governor, has died at the age 80.